Blogging

Why the South Charms Small Businesses and How to Compete if You Don’t Live There

The South is well known for its charm, and many small business owners appear to be quite familiar with the region’s alluring qualities. My team at Vistaprint Digital recently noticed a trend among customers using our website builder—southern cities had the highest number of customers per capita. In fact, the top five cities for website customer density were all located in … [Read more...]

10 Unusual Places to Find Blogging Inspiration

There’s nothing worse than staring at a blank page and wondering what on earth you’re going to write for your next blog post. Anyone in the business of content marketing or simply blog writing for pleasure will know the importance of keeping a regular routine. Publishing posts regularly is key to building an audience and, most importantly, keeping your finger on the pulse of … [Read more...]

Business Blogging Uncovered: Making the Most Out of Your Blog

If you take a look at your favorite companies’ websites, you’ll find that almost all of them contain active blogs. Blogs have become an indispensable tool for business owners to communicate with customers and to connect with others in their industries. Blogs also do wonders for helping a business’s digital marketing efforts through search engine optimization (SEO) and link … [Read more...]

How Developing Your Writing Skills Can Make You a Better Business Owner

As a community college instructor, I often hear students complaining about required courses that are not related to their major. “I’m never going to use this,” they grumble about certain classes. However, I like to challenge students about how core classes can help them succeed in almost any endeavor. Although writing classes frequently top the list of courses students … [Read more...]

Writing Your Own Blog vs Hiring It Out

According to a 2014-2015 HubSpot survey of over 3,500 professionals, “companies that blog are 13 times more likely to generate a positive marketing ROI,” or return on investment. Additional HubSpot statistics reveal that websites with more than 400 pages, which is completely possible once you build your blog up over time, gets six times more leads than those with fewer than 100 … [Read more...]